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US warship heads to Yemeni waters to block Iranian weapons

US warship heads to Yemeni waters to block Iranian weaponsUSS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels
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Lawsuit demands VA turn over missing medical records

Lawsuit demands VA turn over missing medical recordsSeven disabled veterans who say they have waited hundreds of days to see their medical files are suing the Veterans Affairs Department.
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USNS Grasp headed to 6th Fleet

USNS Grasp headed to 6th FleetThe ship is government-owned and crewed by 26 civil service mariners and four military personnel.
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Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program

Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism programNearly 800,000 self-assessments of soldiers show negative outlooks.
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Change of command at Yorktown FORECOM

Change of command at Yorktown FORECOMRear Adm. Scott Buschman will relinquish command Friday to Rear Adm. David Throop.
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Kaine vows to keep fighting for war authorization debate

Kaine vows to keep fighting for war authorization debateAuthorization for Use of Military Force at a standstill in House of Representatives.
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Navy officer pleads guilty in Asian bribery scandal

Navy officer pleads guilty in Asian bribery scandalNavy lieutenant commander became the eighth person to plead guilty in a bribery scandal Wednesday.
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Fallen soldier memorial called inappropriate for park

Fallen soldier memorial called inappropriate for parkA Michigan village council says the statue featuring a rifle shouldn't be a focal point.
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50 Fort Bragg paratroopers hurt

50 Fort Bragg paratroopers hurtApproximately 50 Fort Bragg paratroopers were taken to the hospital for observation following an airborne operation.
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Navy hosts job fairs for civilians

Navy hosts job fairs for civiliansThe Navy's Military Sealift Command is hosting two job fairs that are open to the public this week.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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War authorization stalls, fight goes on

War authorization stalls, fight goes onEight months after war with ISIS began, and Congress has still failed to debate or authorize the campaign.
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Hampton Roads to get one of 2 new VA care centers

Hampton Roads to get one of 2 new VA care centersThe Hampton Roads project has been on the VA grant funding list for 10 years and the Northern Virginia project for six.
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VA whistleblowers allege continued attacks, failures

VA whistleblowers allege continued attacks, failuresDespite public promises of protections intimidation and punishment are still common, says Dr. Christian Head.
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Corps tests new camo the enemy won't be able to spot

Corps tests new camo the enemy won't be able to spotThere was a time when U.S. forces owned the night, conducting shadowy raids against enemies who never saw them coming.
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Air Combat Command vice commander reprimanded

Air Combat Command vice commander reprimandedAn Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds of airmen that anyone who passes information to Congress about the...
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Remains of NC veteran killed 45 years ago returned

Remains of NC veteran killed 45 years ago returnedThe remains of an Army veteran killed 45 years ago in Cambodia have returned to North Carolina.
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Local military joins circus in Norfolk fitness challenge

Local military joins circus in Norfolk fitness challengeTeams of local military service members representing the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard competed in an "XTREME" fitness challenge with Ringling Bros. performers.
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DoD pushes to consolidate military stores, sources say

DoD pushes to consolidate military stores, sources sayThe emphasis seems to be more on "how" rather than "if," according to numerous sources.
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TR strike group arrives in CENTCOM amid tensions

TR strike group arrives in CENTCOM amid tensionsThe Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group arrived in U.S. 5th Fleet Monday after transiting the Suez Canal.
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VA struggles in Hampton Roads

VA struggles in Hampton RoadsHampton Roads ranks among the worst places for a vet to get a timely appointment to see a Veterans Affairs doctor.
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New US Navy fleet goal: 308 ships

New US Navy fleet goal: 308 shipsThe 308 ship target is a small evolution from the previously-cited 306-ship target.
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Sailor missing for 66 days rescued off North Carolina

Sailor missing for 66 days rescued off North Carolina37-year-old Louis Jordan was reported missing by his family on January 29. He was rescued off Cape Hatreras April 2.
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Honor Flight seeking vets for upcoming DC trip

Honor Flight seeking vets for upcoming DC tripSince 2008, the non-profit Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia has paid to transport 1,044 vets to the World War II and Korean War Veterans memorials.
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USNS Comfort deploys on humanitarian mission

USNS Comfort deploys on humanitarian missionU.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy Wednesday on a five-month, humanitarian assistance mission.
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Hampton VA hospital faulted for suicidal patient's care

Hampton VA hospital faulted for suicidal patient's careStaff noted the attempted suicide in the patient's record but didn't file a report to alert the suicide prevention coordinator.
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Two German nationals rescued from sailboat off Chincoteague

Two German nationals rescued from sailboat off ChincoteagueAccording to a news release, watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received an alert at approximately 4 p.m. Monday via fax from Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Bremen, Germany
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Navy divers to receive POW Medal 30 years after hijacking

Navy divers to receive POW Medal 30 years after hijackingSix divers from Underwater Construction Team 1 were flying home June 14, 1985, after finishing a project in Greece.
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Defense Dept. to propose new perks to get recruits

Defense Dept. to propose new perks to get recruitsInitiatives include a 401(k)-style pension plan and incentives for cyber warriors.
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Navy hockey teams compete in benefit game

Navy hockey teams compete in benefit gameTwo hockey teams competed in a game at Scope Arena on March 28 that benefited the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
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RAND: Price increases likely will hurt commissaries

RAND: Price increases likely will hurt commissariesDefense officials have proposed increasing prices to reduce the amount of taxpayer dollars funding commissary stores.
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USS Porter, Anzio ship out, Porter's not coming back

USS Porter, Anzio ship out, Porter's not coming backPorter heads to new homeport of Rota, Spain
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2 Navy ships leave Norfolk for exercises off Scotland

2 Navy ships leave Norfolk for exercises off ScotlandUSS Porter and USS Anzio will take part in Joint Warrior with other NATO countries.
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Photo shows kids climbing on war memorial

Photo shows kids climbing on war memorialThe Vietnam memorial was designed as a tribute to women who served in Vietnam, most as nurses.
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Navy, Coast Guard, Sentara conduct mock disaster training exercise

Navy, Coast Guard, Sentara conduct mock disaster training exerciseTrain like you'd fight and you'll fight like you trained is the idea behind exercise.
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USS Poter and USS Anzio to depart Naval Station Norfolk Friday

USS Poter and USS Anzio to depart Naval Station Norfolk FridayThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) will depart from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday to participate in multi-national exercise Joint Warrior, which runs through mid-May.
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Task Force Violent: The unforgiven

Task Force Violent: The unforgivenMarine commandos survived this nightmare. No one believed their story
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Photos: USNS Grasp deployment

Photos: USNS Grasp deploymentMilitary Sealift Command's USNS Grasp gets ready to leave Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on April 20, 21015.
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Local military joins circus in Norfolk fitness challenge

Local military joins circus in Norfolk fitness challengeLocal military service members participate in a high wire challenge with circus performers at Scope Arena in Norfolk.
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Photos: USNS Comfort deploys

Photos: USNS Comfort deploysFamily members at the pier before USNS Comfort leaves on humanitarian mission
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Coast Guard rescues two German nationals

Coast Guard rescues two German nationalsA life raft floats away from the abandoned sailing vessel Irene, 90 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, March 31, 2015. The owner of the Irene abandoned ship after their vessel was damaged in adverse weather conditions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by crew of the Cutter...
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Chief Petty Officers celebrate 122 years of CPOs with community work

Chief Petty Officers celebrate 122 years of CPOs with community workNORFOLK -- Chief Petty Officers from the Hampton Roads area clean drains on the Noland trail as part of a community relations project in celebration of the Chief Petty Officer 122nd birthday. The 122nd CPO birthday in the Hampton Roads area is being celebrated with...
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Navy hockey teams compete in benefit game

Navy hockey teams compete in benefit gameCapt. Glenn R. Jamison, executive officer of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and Rear Adm. Louis Cariello, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, drop the ceremonial first puck prior to the start of a benefit game between the Eisenhower’s hockey...
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Photos: USS Cole homecoming

Photos: USS Cole homecomingFamily reunites on the piers after USS Cole homecoming on March 13, 2015
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Photos: Flag controversy

Photos: Flag controversyLocal photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography had recently taken photo of a military man holding his newborn son in a vinyl prop flag that was purchased at The Dollar Store.
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Photos: USS Theodore Roosevelt deploys

Photos: USS Theodore Roosevelt deploysSailor manning the rail as USS Theodore Roosevelt deploys from Norfolk for the last time on March 11, 2015
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USS Forrest Sherman departs Naval Station Norfolk

USS Forrest Sherman departs Naval Station Norfolk150309-N-VC599-024 NORFOLK (March 9, 2015) -- Family members of Sailors attached to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) watch the ship depart for its scheduled deployment. The deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces to...
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USS Winston S. Churchill and USS Normandy Deployment

USS Winston S. Churchill and USS Normandy DeploymentFriends and family say goodbye as the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) departs on a deployment to the 5th and 6th fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation...
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USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group deployment

USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group deploymentUSS Normandy tied up at Pier 4 on Naval Station Norfolk ahead of her deployment on March 9,. 2015
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Photos: Holiday season in the military

Photos: Holiday season in the militaryPfc. Tammy Scriven presses the switch during the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance holiday tree lighting event Dec. 18 at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia
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Operation Decorama Held at Naval Station Norfolk

Operation Decorama Held at Naval Station NorfolkOperation Decorama at Norfolk Naval Station
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USNS Leroy Grumman returns from deployment

USNS Leroy Grumman returns from deploymentUSNS Leroy Grumman
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Navy shipboard laser

Navy shipboard laser141116-N-PO203-042 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 16, 2014) The Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (ASB(I) 15) conducts an operational demonstration of the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored Laser Weapon System (LaWS) while deployed to the Arabian Gulf. (U.S....
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Navy aircraft mishap drill

Navy aircraft mishap drillU. S. Navy and City of Norfolk firefighters train during an off-installation aircraft mishap dri
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Thanksgiving for quarantined servicemembers at Langley

Thanksgiving for quarantined servicemembers at LangleyU.S. Air Force Maj. Danielle Miller, 87th Medical Group doctor stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., runs in a turkey suit during the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 3K run at the Langley Transit Center as part of their Thanksgiving celebration at Joint Base...
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